St. Stephen of Sweden: Of Odin, Evangelism, and the Ascension

The blood of Christians is seed.
~ Tertullian

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Of Highlander, Pig Brains, and Easter: Saint Beuno of Wales (d. 640)

Then he said to Thomas, ‘Put your finger here and see my hands, and bring your hand and put it into my side, and do not be unbelieving, but believe’ (Jn 20.27).

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Our Stairwell Gallery: A Familial Experiment in Art Appreciation

Every genuine artistic intuition goes beyond what the senses perceive and, reaching beneath reality’s surface, strives to interpret its hidden mystery.
~ Pope St. John Paul II

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Of Feasts, Fasts, and Folly: Of St. Patrick’s Day and Lenten Penance

I cannot be silent about such great blessings and such a gift that the Lord so kindly bestowed.
~ St. Patrick

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St. Sebastian – Pray for Us!

Every Christian is called to become a strong athlete of Christ, that is, a faithful and courageous witness to his Gospel.
 ~ Pope St. John Paul II

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A Marxist Christmastide: Celebrating the Season with Silliness

Christmas is not only a feast of children, but in some sense a feast of fools.
~ G.K. Chesterton

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Those Extra Books: Thoughts on the Catholic Canon

I do not pray for these only, but also for those who believe in me through their word, that they may all be one… (Jn 17.20-21).

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Compression of Character: The Two-Hour Test

Two hours of life are always two hours. A great many things may turn up in even as little a while as that.
~ Robert Louis Stevenson

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3 Fairy Tales with Not So Tidy Endings

Your children are not likely to trouble you about the meaning. They find what they are capable of finding, and more would be too much.
~ George MacDonald

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Latin: A Convert’s Romance in Three Movements

This ‘one language’…was an expression of the unity of the Church and through its dignified character elicited a profound sense of the Eucharistic Mystery.
~ Pope St. John Paul II

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